Connection to EtherCAT Control (TwinCAT)
Note: EtherCAT is a closed bus system, a direct (parallel) TCP/IP communication with a PC is not possible!
Possible engineering connections with EtherCAT:
- USB on the ctrlX Panel
- EtherCAT EOE Mailbox (system must be in PreOp or higher state)
- ADS Interface (control unit) (system must be in PreOp or higher state)
Step 1: Copy the EtherCAT ESI File (XML file) in the correct folder.
Step 2: Create new project
Step 3: Configure hardware
Step 4: Configure axis
Step 5: Restart TwinCAT Configuration
Step 6: Configuration of EOE Mailbox
Step 7: Configuration of process data
Step 8: Restart TwinCAT Configuration
Step 9: Control the right behavior of TwinCAT
Step 10: Scaling adjustment
Step 11: Restart TwinCAT Configuration
Step 12: Control State Machine
Step 13: Jogging of the axis
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